No benefit in hernia repair..

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6922.199b (Published 15 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:199
  1. M J Notaras
  1. Barnet General Hospital, Wellhouse Trust, Barnet EN5 3DJ.

    EDITOR, - In his review of minimally invasive procedures in abdominal surgery John R T Monson described procedures that have gained acceptance,1 but some procedures are still experimental and controversial. An example is laparoscopic repair of an inguinal hernia, which has been promoted as less painful than conventional open repair, with a shorter stay in hospital and a shorter recovery period. Both procedures are suitable for day case surgery.

    Laparoscopic repair of an inguinal hernia requires …

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